Date: 1 March 2016
Fighting Words has been featured quite a bit in Irish media recently!
Check out the piece in the latest issue of Women's Way, about our programmes and volunteering. Click here
Tips about telling stories from our manager Sara Bennett are featured in MediaHQ's podcast Mediaflash: Click here
Story Title: Banananot vs Chimpy
By: Gaelscoil na Mí, 3rd Class,
Date: 25 February 2016
Another brilliant morning at St Patrick's Cathedral - a tour of the cathedral featuring its' legends and stories followed by creating a story about a banana in a robot suit and some killer potatoes with the students from Gaelscoil na Mí, Ashbourne!
Can you imagine Dublin in the future? Would you like to write about it?
Sebastian Barry has - so has the Dublin Hun.
We are partners in the project DUBLIN IN THE COMING TIMES, running throughout 2016.
In his 1893 collection, “The Rose”, W B Yeats included a poem with the title “To Ireland in the Coming Times.” Borrowing the Yeats title, Dublin in the Coming Times is a free city wide programme of creative writing in which Dubliners, young and old, can create their own stories and poems as they look to the future of their city going through another phase of evolution and renewal. Fighting Words, Dublin City Libraries and other partners will be working together with Dublin Unesco City of Literature to deliver the programme during 2016.
What does Fighting Words do?
Opened in January 2009, the centre offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing tutoring for secondary students in the afternoons, and occasional workshops for various ages in the evenings and at weekends. We also run free week-long summer camps in July and August.
The workshops at Fighting Words run by teams of volunteer writing tutors in a relaxed, creative environment.
Hopscotch was officially launched on Sunday 20th December at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Great Denmark Street. Hopscotch presents the work of several artists and is based around the theme of childhood memories and children's games.
The new Fighting Words Mayo team has been working with primary schools since early October 2015, running workshops at The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life in Castlebar.
We are in the running! Please help us spread the word.
Please vote for "Fighting Words - The Write to Right" and support creative writing for children and teens.
Voting is now closed - thanks to everyone who supported us!
BOOKING NOW CLOSED
Date: Saturday, 14 November 2015
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Age Range: 8-11 years
Join us for a fun and imaginative workshop where we will create characters and write a story together.
The animated film The Story will be revealed in the Movie was awarded an Honourable Mention at the Dublin Animation Awards recently held in the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire.
He joined aspiring young poets and writers for a masterclass at Dublin's Fighting Words. He is in Dublin for the Lingo Festival
Fighting Words is very excited to have been chosen as one of the charity recipients of a limited number of tickets to the premiere of Brooklyn, the film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's novel, starring Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson.
The red carpet premiere takes place on Thursday, October 22nd at the Savoy Cinema in O'Connell Street, Dublin 1 at 7pm.
Tickets to the premiere are €25.00 each. All proceeds will benefit Fighting Words' free creative writing programmes for children and young people.
Congratulations to the writers who took part in a Reading this week, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel Royale, Dublin Castle. The group worked with Caoimhe Creed over the past four months and presented a selection of fiction, non-fiction and song. It was a fantastic evening!
A screening was held in Bow Street on Friday 3rd July 2015 of seven shorts films scripted by writers from Fighting Words. The group met with the teenage actors and directors in Bow Street and wrote short scenes for the cast, which were then filmed and edited. Congratulations to all who took part in this great collaboration!
The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield hosted a screening of the short animation film 'The Story shall be revealed in the Movie" on Saturday, 6th June 2015. This film was made by children at Fighting Words with our friends from Brown Bag Films. It was brilliant to see the final film on the big screen!
“This is a fantastic collection and it’s one to be savoured – don’t gorge on all the stories at once, spread them out over a long while, like delicacies.
I think we’ll be hearing from many of these new voices again and again and again.” Kevin Barry from the introduction to the anthology.
Brain Storms was launched at CBC Monkstown Park, Dún Laoghaire on Monday 18th May 2015.
Winter is Coming….And so is the Fighting Words Game of Thrones table quiz!
Win honor and glory for your house and gain the Iron Throne*. Losers will not be sent to The Wall, we promise.
Lannisters always pay their debts, and so do we.
We are delighted to advise the schedule of FREE summer camps here at Fighting Words for 2015. Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!
Applications closed at 4.00pm on Wednesday, May 20th. Please note that we cannot accept any late applications.
As well as opening Fighting Words Belfast, teams of Fighting Words volunteers have run workshops in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Dingle in Co. Kerry and in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
In Castlebar, we worked with primary and secondary school students at the Museum of Country Life.
In Dingle, we ran a primary school workshop as part of the Animation Dingle festival with support from our friends at JAM Media.
Everyone has a story to tell.
These workshops are aimed at people aged 55 and over
Workshop Dates – all workshops will run from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Friday, 15 May
Friday, 22 May
Friday, 29 May
A Reading of eight short plays, devised and scripted by teenage writers took place on Thursday 2nd April at the Peacock Theatre.
Fighting Words was on the road again.
On Tuesday, March 10th, Fighting Words launched its new centre in Belfast, which was attended by Glenn Patterson and Roddy Doyle.
Fighting Words was at St Patrick's Cathedral, hosting a story writing workshop attended by St Damian’s National School, 5th Class. Please check out the photos and sketches of our story-writing workshop in one of Dublin's oldest and most beautiful buildings!
DEADLINE CLOSED - NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Fighting Words – the creative writing centre in Dublin– is seeking an intern!
Fighting Words offers free story-writing workshops for children and young people as well as adults with special needs.
We offer workshops for schools during the academic year and summer camps during July and August. All tutoring is provided by trained and vetted volunteer writing tutors.
The premiere screening of 'The Story will be revealed in the Movie' took place on Saturday 22nd November at the Science Gallery, Trinity College.